My "old"computer died last week. I love the idea of disposeable laptops, especially when I buy the high-performance ones to satisfy my gaming addiction.
So almost two-grand later, I am loading my files and games onto a new computer. I am required to give credit to the girlfriend here, she did most of the work, MMOs' massive downloads require her office's high-speed connection. I have yet to reload Everquest 2 or Vanguard. I probably won't. I've reloaded The Secret World and Guild Wars 2, and even Lord of the Rings Online, but not my SOE Games.
My dissatisfaction with EQ2 has been a long time in coming. I think the server merges, where my server lost its Roleplaying title, began my discomfort. Then there was the Attribute nerf, after I had spent hours and currency on balancing my characters' stats. Now it seems all the content is outleveling me. This is also my complaint with LotRO, but I've a Lifetime subscription.
As to Vanguard, there is much I enjoy, but it is such a slow game. I don't mind taking my time with most of the game's aspects, except grouping. I am just tired of old-school leveling systems that make it so hard to group with different leveled friends. This was one of the reasons I continued to play EQ2 and GW2 improves this even further.
So why is it so hard for me to click the "cancel my account" button? Am I missing something? I am anticipating missing something. I still miss my old Everquest Acount. But it's similar to missing a past girlfriend: "those days are gone forever, you should just let them go..." What I miss about those games are memories that cannot be recreated. I should could concentrate on making new memories.
Maybe I'll think about it for another month.